The IDM - a transfaculty, multidisciplinary postgraduate health research institute
Based on the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences campus in a 7,100 sqm state-of-the-art facility, we operate in the fields of infectious diseases & molecular medicine
Cell Imaging Microscope
IDM driving world class research
We conduct research at the laboratory-clinic-community interface by engaging a wide range of scientific & clinical disciplines; with 62 consortia linking us with 183 institutions in 22 African countries & 24 countries beyond.
IDM capacity building
Capacity building in the IDM
The largest research entity at UCT, the IDM is a national leader in research & health sciences human capital development.
Clinical research
Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
The IDM infuences health policy and practice by translating our scientific discoveries and applying them in the various communities; community relationships and trust are critical.

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University accredited research institute
Tackling diseases of importance in Africa
Developing people
Impacting health policy and practice


Monday, 22 October 2018
Invited Plenary Speaker: Dr Thomas Kariuki

Dr Thomas Kariuki speaks on “Building  Network of Scientific Excellence in Africa: the AAS Approach” 

Publication Date:
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:00
Dr Muki Shey awarded prestigious Wellcome Fellowship

The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa congratulates Dr Muki Shey on his Wellcome Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 10:45
Fogarty Research Team
First fruits of Fogarty HIV-TB training programme

Four of the Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program trainees have been selected to attend the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Summer School, which takes place at Johns Hopkins University in the United States from 11 to 30 June.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 15:00
Fogarty HATTP medical students seminar
UCT medical students introduced to HIV-TB clinical research

Twenty medical students attended the first Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program seminar at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences on 4th and 5th May 2018.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 08:45